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"Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment."
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"A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all."

"My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share."

"The only queer people are those who don't love anybody."

"What's the point of being a lesbian if a woman is going to look and act like an imitation man?"

"If the world were a logical place, men would ride side-saddle."

"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you."

"Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television."

"You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it."

"One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory."

"Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful."

"A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction."

"Make the iron hot by striking it."

"I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority."

"As a woman, I find it very embarrassing to be in a meeting and realize I'm the only one in the room with balls."

"Morals are private. Decency is public."

"I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain."

"Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television."

"Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women."

"Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work."

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